Person of interest

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  • Eyewitness Identification Analysis

    Eyewitness testimonies provide crucial evidence in pinpointing the identity of the perpetrator in order to solve a crime, thus the criminal justice system depends upon the accuracy of eyewitness identification to investigate and prosecute criminals. However, eyewitness identification is imperfect and the leading cause of wrongful convictions (Huff, Rattner, & Sagarin, 1996; Scheck, Neufeld, & Dwyer, 2000). One prominent method of eyewitness identification is a line-up procedure during which “A line-up is a procedure in which a criminal suspect (or a picture of the suspect) is placed among other people (or pictures of other people) and shown to an eyewitness to see if the witness will identify the suspect as the culprit in question” (Wells & Olson, 2003). The original style of line-up was the Simultaneous Line-up (SIM) in which all suspects are presented to the eyewitness at once and the eyewitness responds with the suspect they believe matches the perpetrator (Wells & Olson, 2003). In this condition, the eyewitness will tend to compare line-ups members in order determine which one most closely resembles the criterion for their memory of the perpetrator, a process termed relative judgment (Wells, 1984). Green and Swets’s (1966) signal detection theory (SDT) examines these variations in selection based upon memory criterion, delineating the ability to correctly recognize an old experience (a hit response), and to falsely recognize a new experience as old (a false alarm…

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  • Importance Of Eyewitness Testimony

    According to West’s Encyclopedia of American Law (2008), this refers to using a standard in law whereby a hypothetical person in society is cited due to his/her average care, skill, and judgment. Whether the accused individual is guilty of a specific offense can be determined by comparing this person’s actions to the reasonable person standard. As Byrd (2005) explains, under this standard, wrongful actions can become justified because they are not wrongful if provoked. The defendant only lost…

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  • Person Of Interest Research Paper

    Person of Interest When I read the course contents, the first one that caught my interest is the major paper, requiring us to interview a nurse administrator. It indicates to conduct it as soon as possible, plan ahead, and give yourself leeway for unforeseen circumstances in your part or the person you are going to interview. Why I need to look somewhere else to interview when, I have a Chief Nurse Officer (CNO) at my work of employment. That very first week of class, I contacted the…

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  • Jacob Wetterling Essay

    After Henrick confession the authorities last week found bones, teeth and a T-shirt that said “Wetterling” and red St. Cloud hockey Jacket the same that Jacob was wearing at the time of his abduction. The crime is committed an visible crime because physical forces, gun and sexual assaults were involved, there were two types of crime of kidnapping, which is commonly defined as the taking of a person from one place to another against his or her will, or the confining of a person in a controlled…

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  • Creative Writing: Mystery Is Our Middle Name

    Chapter Nine Mystery is Our Middle Name Sunday, 9:20 a.m. I pumped my pedals hard up Willaston’s narrow pebbled driveway and stopped next to a squad car parked in front of the house. “I already told your pals, and now I’m going to tell you,” said the police officer sitting behind the wheel. “This is no place for kids.” She climbed out and made a dismissive gesture with her baton. “Scram.” “But—” “Now,” she ordered in a tone that warned me it was time to go. “Come on,” I told my associates.…

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  • Thrillers Film Analysis

    reveal the perpetrator until the third act. The idea of the sisters running around with Jace isn’t very exciting. In fact, the tension feels as if it stops once George is shot. What happens is that the sisters run back and forth with Jace inside the building. This makes the structure feel as if the story isn’t really progressing. In addition, it seems rather obvious what Jace is saying to Rachel about getting rid of Amy, but it takes her much too long to realize it. Think of ways to elevate…

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  • Becoming A Crime Officer Essay

    store or even a neighbor if they have seen anyone matching your description of the suspect. If anyone has come forward with the make, model or license plate number the officer can run the tag to see where their last known address is and also the first and last name of the suspect so you can see if they have a record. If so, the officer can get a mug shot to best help you in locating this person. If a crime has been committed in a business it makes it much easier as most places have cameras and…

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  • Benefit Of Forensic Science Essay

    What are the benefits of forensic science? Why is the application of forensic science in courtrooms beneficial? Can forensic science further lead to less cases where innocent people are put into prison for something they did not commit? It is said that "Since 1989, there have been tens of thousands of cases where prime suspects were identified and pursued—until DNA testing proved that they were wrongly accused" (Innocence Project, 2016). It is time, at last, to speak the truth about forensic…

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  • Adnan's Testimony

    day within the week. The majority of people would not be able to remember and would most likely have a mix up of history. Some people could say that my argument against Jay is the same argument that the prosecutor had against Adnan. However, Adnan’s story remained relatively the same except for a few discrepancies, Jay’s story had multiple discrepancies and was prone to changing back and forth. This is also why I don’t think Jay should have been chosen to give a truthful testimonial. Many people…

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  • Vehicle Burglary Case Study Examples

    INTRODUCTION: This case involves unknown suspects gaining entry to the victim’s driver side front door and stealing unknown items from inside, in violation of PC 459- Vehicle Burglary. LOCATION: The location is a single family residence, located at 1980 N. Arroyo Boulevard. EVIDENCE: • I.D. Tech Padilla #6870 took photos which were later uploaded into VeriPic. LOSS: • Unknown loss. INVESTIGATION: On 03-07-16 at 0857 hours, Officer Saunders #7720 and I responded to 1980 N. Arroyo Boulevard for…

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